Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wednesday Tip Day- Don't forget to visit regional blogs when you travel!

We've just returned from a visit to see family out in Arizona.  While it is nice to take a break from the frugal routine, we still want to find a way to stretch our dollars.  Some meals were taken with family and we made reservations at hotels that offered continental breakfast, but we knew there were still going to be a few/several times when we would need to eat out or have snacks on hand.  I first did a quick search of the names of the grocery stores at our first destination.  I then searched for a blog that covered those stores.  I found  Saving Cents with Sense.  After a quick browse of the best snack food deals at a single store, I took a look around the blog and found a great coupon for a Free Taco at Del Taco.  A quick visit to Del Taco's site revealed several restaurants in the areas we are visiting.  I also noticed that Del Taco offers a club with two free tacos for joining.  A stop at Restaurant.com landed me a discount gift card for another restaurant.
The lesson:  visit local blogs and sites to find regional deals when you are traveling.  They will likely lead you right into great savings!

4 comments:

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

Have you seen the Staycation Series organized by 85 bloggers featuring cities across the U.S.? It's another great way to find out ways to save in a new town.

Noelle said...

Barb..do you have a link? Sounds great! Thanks!

amyswandering said...

That is a great tip! Thanks, never would have thought of it.

~Sara said...

What a great idea!